This Easter, Hajaratu tells her heart-breaking story of child-loss* during a militant attack on her Christian village. As violent attacks on Christians increase in sub-Saharan Africa, we sense more of the pain Jesus took to the cross on Good Friday. But it doesn’t end there. You are part of God’s story of hope and comfort, your prayers and support are helping her to heal.

*Warning: Hajaratu’s story contains content that some may find distressing


  • For Hajaratu and her family as they continue to grieve and heal from the loss of her daughter, that God would provide for them and give them peace
  • For the work of Open Doors partners in Nigeria as they continue to support persecuted Christians
  • That God would thwart the plans of Fulani militants and bring peace to Nigeria’s Middle Belt.

Your support this Easter will cause hope to rise for persecuted Christians in northern Nigeria – so they may survive, stay strong and be safe.

Every Php 2,350 could give a Christian family of five food for a month after they’ve fled their home.

Every Php 5,000 can help train a church goer as a counsellor who can help many persecuted Christians through their trauma.

Every Php 7,500 could give a church leader crucial discipleship training as they serve on the front line in a volatile region.